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of taxes, i'm not that surprised to hear about buybacks down a bit in the month of january. let's move on. the big that's going to happen this year, draghi, ecb meeting. a lot of people calling for rate cuts to help out on the euro. this is part of the currency argument going on. lowering rates seems unlikely at this point. the fact that there's a big debate about it, is that the euro strength is causing problems in europe. higher valuations last week for home builders. some trading two times book value. that's a big problem for the building people right now, if you trade them, fundamentals are good. barclays downgraded four of the big home builders on exactly that. the valuations have become stretched. we were talking about this two weeks ago, folks. barclays said new home price increases are unsustainable. some of them reporting 17% increases in their prices in the last quarter. that's an excellent number. but existing home prices not moving nearly as much. i agree with that, those are unsustainably high numbers. expect them to be 4%, 5%, 6% this year. let's move on here. the new york s
gasoline. >> payroll taxes. >> i didn't here iger all that worried. a good quarter. >> put a little bracelet around your daughter, make sure you don't lose her. we lost ours. >> maybe that's more of a parenting thing. >> she was 5, of course. >> i find when you take your kids, a little parenting advice, you try to keep track of them. >> thanks for that. appreciate it. i'll keep that in mind for the next time. >> i'll keep that in mind for when i have children. >> all pro-dad. i always watch where they went. even with mr. toad's wild ride. >> i'm the best. >> i don't think it's there anymore. >> jungle cruise? tell me about it. >> it's the best. >> it is the greatest. >> shares of zynga up in the pre-market. revenues came in flat, but they did the forecast. seeing wider than expected loss for the current quarter. the analysts who still cover it, evercore raised it. >> this is a paddles clear. there's a pulse. i did feel -- >> really, come on. >> i remember when it was much bigger than electronic parts. $5 million company. zynga, at one point $2 billion. if it was really that good, th
for the month, despite all those worries about the payroll tax. who won? who lost in the cramer knows. >>> former treasury secretary bob ruben in a rare interview on squawk this morning has words about too big to fail, the sequester and how he missed the crisis at citi. >>> is it time to say good-bye to the u.s. airways brands? a deal looks close for amr's american to take it over, become the number one brand. does consolidation mean airlines just got more attractive. >>> we start off with the retailers, january report card, macy's posting an 11.7% jump in same-store saturday and raising guidance. stellar results from some of the retailers. >> such a mixed picture. some guys -- kohl's, people decided their clearance is moving the stock up nicely. gap strong happens moved. consistently great job. people talking about urban outfitters doing a great job, doesn't seem like the stocks right now are moving the way you would think they would. i don't know how many people are counting on this particular month -- >> a short month, bleedover from the holidays. the rate of beats, 59% is the stro
" has an article today about how the rise in payroll taxes in particular hitting those on lower incomes. one of your rivals, one of your colleagues, if you like, over at citi, he's actually suggesting that the same-store sales could be challenging moving forward. he's highlighting that he thinks burger king, for example, could be running 200, 300 basis points below the estimate in december flat sales. how bad could it get here? how dangerous is this sector? because of what is happening to low-income americans? >> it's a really good question. obviously this is just unfolding. but we have picked up, you know, very choppy and negative data in the latter part of january as consumers were trying to figure out kind of what was left in their pockets, or their bank account at the end of the month, and the end of the pay cycle. i think we did see a step down, and we've picked that up from operators, industry data. that's really the first impact, obviously, that we saw this year. there's also some changes in e-filing and some weather clearly, as you guys are looking at realtime, that always has a
're probably going to be able to withstand this tax hike on the payroll side better than we thought. and people should start revising their numbers higher. >> in the last few days we wouldn't know whether we would reverse this winning streak or not. does this set us up for 1515, 1530, what? think it does. i think the only problem, carl, a start as quickly as we have so far this year, everybody's looking for that catalyst to pull back. we didn't get it today. as we head into next week, we sort of fall into that post-earnings quiet period. there's not a lot of economic data. so unfortunately our next focus will be down the road a little bit to washington, d.c. they could start the whole theater of, could we get something resolved on the sequestration and move forward there. yeah, i think this is great news. i certainly think the estimates for the u.s. economy will start probably working higher with the four months in a row of an average of creating 200,000 jobs. you know, the only problem here is that, for all those folks that sold out of equities at the end of last year because they were afraid
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